Who is the Holy Spirit?

  • The third person of the Godhead (1 John 5:7, Luke 3:21, 22)
  • Possesses all the attributes of God. He is omniscient (John 14:26), He is Omnipresent (Psalms 139:7-10), He is eternal (Hebrews 9:14). Therefore, He is God.
  • He has intellect, will, and emotion. (1 Corinthians 12:11, Ephesians 4:30, Romans 8:27)

The human spirit depends on the Holy Spirit to function effectively in the natural realm (Job 32:8)

His Works in our Life

  • Represents all that Jesus is, to us (John 14:16)
  • Convicts of sin (John 16:8)
  • Reveals Jesus to us (John 15:26)
  • Teaches us all things (John 14:26)
  • Helps us to pray (Romans 8:26-27)
  • Shows us things to come (John 16:13-14)
  • Reveals our inheritance (1 Corinthians 2:12)
  • Gives us power for service. (Acts 1:8)

Holy Spirit Baptism

  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit is receiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:2)
  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit is meant for all Christians (Act 2:1-4, Acts 19:1-6, Acts 10:44-46)
  • This experience gives us boldness and power to witness (Acts 1:8)
  • It makes prayer more effective (Romans 8:26-27)
  • It makes the release of the gifts of the Spirit possible (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
  • It enables a better understanding of the word (John 16:13)

How to Receive the Holy Spirit

  • You must be born again (Acts 19:1)
  • Ask the Father to give you the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13)
  • Get someone who is filled already to lay hands on you (Acts 19:4-6)
  • Receive the Holy Spirit by Faith and thank God (Mark 11:13)
  • Open your mouth and begin to speak in tongues (Acts 2:4)

Stewardship

Principles of Biblical Stewardship

  • Whatever we have belongs ultimately to God (Matthew 25:14-30)
  • God will not give us more than we can handle
  • We will account for our stewardship
  • Faithfulness in little things results in promotion (Luke 16:10-12)
  • Unfaithful steward is regarded as wicked and lazy
  • Opportunities are taken away from the unfaithful and given to the faithful
  • Every unfaithful steward will end up in regret

Areas of Stewardship

Our Finances
· Tithes and Offerings (Malachi 3:8-10)
· Sustain and support our families (1 Timothy 5:8)
· Support special projects in the church (Exodus 25:1-8)
· Give to the poor (Proverbs 28:27, Ephesians 4:28)
· Invest your money wisely
· Prophet Offerings (Galatians 6:6) 
Our Time – Ephesians 5:16
· Our time is our life
· God gave to each of us in equal measure
· Measured to us to fulfil God’s purpose (Ecc. 3:1, Psalms 90:12)
· Invest not spend our time
· Buy up opportunities
Our Gifts – 1 Peter 4:10
· Our natural gifts (Exodus. 31:2-5)
· Our spiritual gifts (Romans 12:6-7) 
Our Bodies – Romans 12:1
· Give our bodies to God to use (Rom. 6:12-13)
· Keep our bodies healthy (1 Cor. 6:19-20)